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Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Thu, September 1st - 7:00pm
The Raven’s 35th Anniversary Event Series: An evening with Mia Mercado, author of "She's Nice Though"
The Raven’s 35th Anniversary Event Series: An evening with Mia Mercado, author of "She's Nice Though"

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Description: September 2022 marks 35 years since the Raven first took flight as Lawrence’s corner bookshop specializing in mysteries—we want to commemorate this major milestone with the community we’ve been a part of for so long now! So we’ve planned a whole month packed to the gills with fantastic and free literary events, like this one! Here's what you need to know: being nice is no laughing matter. For those who are craving their next hit of Samantha Irby or Jia Tolentino-style comedic cultural comedy, Kansas City author Mia Mercado’s book will hit the spot. Mercado is bringing She’s Nice Though: Essays on Being Bad at Being Good to the Raven on September 1 at 7 p.m. for a reading and book signing that will have you in stitches. Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend events at the Raven. Submitted by: Wulfe Wulfemeyer Raven Book Store

Thu, September 1st - 7:00pm

Thu, September 1st - 8:00pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic at The Cotillion
"Weird Al" Yankovic at The Cotillion

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Description: "WEIRD AL YANKOVIC w/ special guest Emo Phillips All Ages Support acts subject to change All tickets are Reserved Seats **Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or negative testing within 72 hours of show plus matching photo ID will be required to obtain entry to the venue for this event. By purchasing tickets to this show, you agree that you and all members of your party will provide valid proof of valid full vaccination or a negative COVID test. VIP Meet & Greet Experience Includes: One (1) Premium Reserved ticket in the first (15) rows, plus: - Meet & Greet with Weird Al after the show with a photo opportunity - Personally autographed, custom-designed 2022 Vanity Tour poster, exclusive to VIPs! - Be a part of Weird Al Jeopardy! – a Pre-Concert Game Show Experience challenging people to the ultimate Weird Al trivia contest. Register for the chance to be a contestant, or just play along from the audience (Shhh! No shouting answers!) - Pre-show Hang with fellow fans - including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages - Collectible Weird Al Merchandise item - Souvenir VIP Laminate - Early Entry into the venue - Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping - On-site VIP host THE UNFORTUNATE RETURN OF THE RIDICULOUSLY SELF-INDULGENT, ILL-ADVISED VANITY TOUR Almost four years after his first foray into unfamiliar concert territory with his highly-acclaimed Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, this time with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. The tour marks Weird Al’s long-anticipated return to the concert stage after his hugely successful Strings Attached Tour in 2019 where he performed each night alongside a full symphony orchestra. Once again drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. As before, rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – the somewhat more obscure pastiches and original songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar but are adored by his long-time fans. And like the last Vanity Tour, he is leaving behind the high-octane theatrics that he’s known for and going bare-bones – no costumes, no props, no video screens… just Al and his band of almost four decades in smaller, more intimate venues, hanging out on stage, playing music. ---------------- “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, his 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. He is one of only five artists to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades, the other four being Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and Kenny G. On August 27, 2018 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Weird Al with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Legendary comedian Emo Philips has performed over 7000 stand-up comedy shows across the globe, including a two-week theater run in London’s West End. Career highlights include his acclaimed comedy album E=MO Squared and the hour-long HBO special Emo Philips Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Emo is especially proud, however, of when he got to demonstrate the proper use of a table saw to Weird Al in the film UHF. Submitted by: Box Office The Cotillion

Thu, September 1st - 8:00pm


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